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weekend in two separate crimes involving robbers with gulps. guns. the eagles hope to turn things around as they face the ravens in baltimore this morning. first sky6 live hd taking you live outside, this is the ben franklin bridge, there are clouds overhead. if you're heading out at this hour, take the umbrella and hold on to your hat. it is much warmer start than the past few days, but chris says don't get used to this warmth. it will not last. meteorologist chris sowers joins us with a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we may hit 60 today. >> reporter: we have a couple of hours of 60 degrees and then right back down. let's get you outside and show you what's going on. here's a live sky6 live hd from our temple university camera looking back toward the center city skyline. lots of clouds in advance of an approaching cold front. the good news, the approaching
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front has shifted the winds temporarily out of the south, that has put temperatures in the 50s and 60s this morning. you'll notice immediately when you step outdoors it feels better out there. as we flip over to the radars, this is double scan live set in motion, this is the cold front stretching from new england down the spine of the appalachians into the western portions of the virginias and the carolinas. we've picked up downpours and lightning strikes reported with this a couple of hours ago. the cold is racing in on the backside we're changing this rain over to frozen precipitation. sleet pellets in pittsburgh and buffalo and snowflakes being reported. that's what we'll be dealing with later this afternoon. not necessarily the frozen precipitation, but the fact that the numbers drop so rapidly it will get bluster ut where the day is out -- blustery before the day is out.
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dover, 60. reading, 45 and allentown, 38 degrees. forecast for today, 58 degrees now, 60 degrees by 11:00 a.m., with a few showers, hear comes the period of rain. 1:00 p.m., 56. 3:00 p.m., 45. 5:00 p.m., 389. it keeps getting -- 39 and and it keeps getting lower and lower and lower him when i come wack we'll talk about how low the numbers go in the seven-day forecast and we'll have a preview of christmas. >> stay with 6abc.com slash weather as the rain moves through the lehigh valley county delaware valleys. check in with our meteorologists on social mia -- media. firefighters were called to the unit block of stanford street at 3:30 a.m. once the flames were put out
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they say they found a man in his 50s dead on the second floor. the home and the surrounding homes on that street are vacant. the cause is under investigation. two family pets are dead and seven people are homeless after a fire jumped from house to house in the frankford section overnight. flames shot from a home on the 4200 block of orchard street. the fire spread to neighboring homes. smoke alarms went off alerting people to get out. sadly, a homeowner said a pitbull rescued from abuse and trained to walk again died in the fire. he said a 14-year-old cot died. >> it's an unfortunate situation when someone's house catches on fire during the christmas period. companies made a good effort and got everybody out. >> we learned that live power lines fell on the street hampering effort to fight the fire. peco responded fast and shut off
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the line. the cause is under investigation. a man and his elderly mother safely escaped their burning home in wynnfield overnight. firefighters were called to the 5600 block of win dell avenue after reports of flames on the second floor of the home. it took 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. the man and his mother were not hurt. the cause of this fire under investigation. two would-be robbers picked the wrong victims both were shot. this morning philadelphia police are investigating two separate incidents. this is the 1400 block of wellington street in northeast philadelphia. police say a pizza delivery driver was approached by an 19-year-old man at 9:30. the delivery driver shot the man twice when he tried to steal from him. the suspect was taken to einstein in stable condition. the second location is right here at an auto repair shop in southwest philadelphia. police tell "action news" that the 30-year-old robber entered the shop on the 6800 block of
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paschel avenue at 7:30 wearing a mask and gloves. he confronted an employee with a gun and demanded money. he was shot making a getaway. >> he was shot by a second employee with a handgun and license to carry. this male, whether he realized that the store was robbed or not, fired shots at the robber. >> police say the second employee shot the robber three times after he pointed the gun at him. they say the employee acted in self-defense. the suspect was taken to penn presbyterian in stable condition. your time, 9:05. there's important information for parents and students out there, there can be a revamp of the statewide grading system in state schools. education leaders proposed a change called future ready pha
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pha -- pennsylvania index. standardized testing would play less of a role with other indicators taking on more importance. under the current system 90% of the school's annual score is based on on the student in standardized testing. jordon matthews said the team have been derailed by dumb mistakes. he said it's time to correct the mistakes when they face the ravens in baltimore. carson wentz will be standing behind a banged up offensive line which could make for a tough day for the rookie. else one of the most hit and sacked quarterbacks in the nfl. the clock is ticking down toward christmas, the big day if you're counting seven days away, that means 6 shopping days left. despite the cold weather, people were out in droves trying to
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tick off the holiday lists. "action news" reporter, jeanette reyes talked with eager shoppers. >> i should have done my christmas shopping a while ago. >> reporter: that's the sentiment many shared heading into the super shopping day frenzy. they dodged the cold blast at king of prussia mall as they took advantage of the corridor connector that links what used to be two shopping centers. no need to go outside. >> i like how you don't have to leave the mall and go to the other side of the mall. just go through. >> nobody has to walk outside to go to one location to another. it's been very successful. >> reporter: shopping bags in hand this father need he had more than a reprieve from the cold to make it through the day. it could be a little overwhelming. >> busiest shopping day of the year, my daughter turning 16 years old, legally able to
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drive, a little more than overwhelming. >> reporter: at the premium outlets, shoppers had a cooler outlook on things. >> we're enjoying the brisk weather and eating and having fun. >> make sure you have plenty of blankets and long johns and hats scarvets and gloves and -- scarves and gloves and drink coffee or tea before you come out. >> reporter: it's the kids who have the most to gain cold weather or not. >> i want to get more toys. >> reporter: taking a look at the roads here, you can see they are just wet, but earlier in the day, they were treacherous and icy. that did initially keep shoppers home, but mall officials say they were able to make up for it throughout the day. jennifer joyce channel 6 "action news." >> appears we have a new multimillionaire in the delaware valley. a powerball ticket sold in delaware matched you all six nus
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worth $119 million. if you missed the numbers, here they are, 1, 8, 16, 40, 48, the powerball was number 10. wednesday's drawing will be worth $40 million. you'll see changes this year in the super bowl. we'll take a look at what you won't see in the popular ads. also ahead, holiday party season, it's cold season, we'll tell you what does not mix as you celebrate with friends and family. slick conditions lead to a massive pileup on a new mexico road overnight weekend. back here at home, this is a live look of cape may, new jersey, pretty picture, but the cold is coming back. meteorologist chris sowers will
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have that. we'll be right back. >> havoc on a new mexico
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highway, yesterday 40 vehicles slid into each other on interstate 40. police shut down a long stretch of the road while crews tried to remove cars and trucks there. the highway did not reopen until really late last night. back here at home, our weather did not look like. we feel for those folks. yesterday we had ice.
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>> reporter: we faired pretty well. with all that ice it could have been worse. we did already here. right now we have temperatures in the 50s and 60s. there's the view sky6 live hd spring mountain they had a nice little snow pack going on, i'm sure the milder temperatures will eat away at that. 0 never fear old man winter reinforcing shots on -- of cold on the way. they will make lots of snow in the foreseeable future. double scan live showing showers popping up across the western suburbs. a few spritzes and sprinkles around here, 59 degrees in philadelphia. 58 in millville. 60 in dover. remember, the same time yesterday we were sitting 29, 30 somewhere around there. now we're 25 to 30 degrees warmer.
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reading, 45. allentown, 38 degrees. poconos showing 47. along with the milder temperatures we're seeing a breeze out of the south. that's helping to pump the temperatures up. 21 miles per hour in philadelphia. to miles per hour in dover, 14 in trenton. 18 miles per hour in beach haven. here's storm tracker 6 live double scan, as we set it in motion for you, you can see this long line of moisture stretching from new england all the way down right through the deep south getting into eastern portions of kentucky and tennessee where we are starting to switch over to sleet and snow. cold air racing on the backside of this front, i wouldn't be surprised if a couple of showers that we see later this afternoon maybe you see a few sleet pellets mixed in, it should not be that big of a deal. the big deal is arctic air that will get in during late evening. temperatures really, really crash. you'll see that in a moment when i show you the day planner. future tracker 6, 10:30, the showers start moving in. you could see downpours, look at
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the organs -- oranges and yellows starting to show up. that will begin at 2:00 p.m. the front clears the coast, the temperatures start to fall. this is what's going on out west these current windchills. look at this, how many times do you see 3 degrees in dallas. minus 9 in omaha. 21 below in bismarck. 14 below in chicago. bears taking on the packers forecasting a high in chicago of 2 degrees. cold stuff. all this is racing to the east. the good news even though it's going to get a lot colder we're not seeing to see anything like that, or dangerous temperatures, cold nonlt the less, but -- nonetheless, but not that bad. cold today, windy, 60 degrees is the forecasted high. by 11:00 a.m. there's the high for the day.
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56 by 1:00 p.m., 45 by 3:00 p.m. 39 by 5:00 p.m., windchills in the 20s and we are dropping down to 18 north and west tonight. 25 for center city. mostly clear skies, we'll call it blustery and cold. also there could icy patches out there. if there's any puddles that remain from the rain could freeze over. watch out for that. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, partly sunny, colder, monday, 35. windchills in the 20s. tuesday, sun and clouds, chilly, 39. windchills upper 20s, low 30s. and then we start to pull out of it a little bit. first day of winter, milder, 46, 47 degrees for thursday, and right now christmas eve and christmas day look mild, 46, christmas eve, 50 on christmas day. there could rain, though, we're tracking a storm, there's no snow with it, but there could rain, christmas could be a washout the way the modeling stands now. how many hours do we have to
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celebrate before we get to the 60-degree weather? >> reporter: three. [laughter] thank you. we'll be right back. at ikea, we believe everyone should be able to afford a welcoming home for the holidays. and that nothing should get in the way of a good conversation.
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time 9:18. in "healthcheck" this morning women may be able to control incould as they age if they stay strong. child berth are common rones for weak stomach muscles. if you're going a party you have to be careful if you're drinking and taking medication. you need to watch what you're drinking and mixing together. even a little alcohol might not mix well with the over-the-counter drugs. ali gorman has it the details.
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>> reporter: drinking alcohol while taking medication may be more common than you think. >> it might be one glass of wine. >> i had allergy medicine a little while ago i had a drink. >> reporter: taking commonly used drugs while drinking can make the alcohol stronger. >> in other cases taking medication while drinking can increase their effect or cause harmful side effects. >> reporter: antianxiety drugs taking them with alcohol can calls isy. mixing it with antibiotics can cause nausea. many over-the-counter drugs can interact with alcohol.
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benadryl can calls increased drowsiness. common pain relievers like advil and tylenol can be dangerous take i go it with too many drinks. >> reporter: it can increase when you're taking more than one drug. if you're on the blood thinner coumadin it could increase the risk of a stroke. if you're on medication, think twice before reaching for that drink. ali gorman channel 6 "action news."
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afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 9:23 sunday morning, visibility has improved from where we started out from this morning. ten miles, that's the best you'll see on the visibility map. we're doing okay points south
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and east because of the wind lifting up the ceiling. the fog has lifted off ground. we're seeing it across the lehigh valley where they have visibility less than a mile. day planner today, we top out at 60 degrees early. the numbers crash, periods of rain by midday. 5:00 p.m., 39. 60 degrees by midday. later this evening, 39 degrees. quick look at christmas, here, here's philadelphia, what we're watching is a storm coming off the front range. area of low pressure right here, appears this low will be a great lakes cutter means it pulls to the north just like this. temperatures will get close to 350 if not exceeding that mark. all the cold air gets trapped down here, if this storm hits christmas will be a washout. we have a lot of time to watch it, but right now that's the storm that's swinging through the county. >> you might not call the films
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produced in the 1980s the golden age of american cinema. the library of congress has announced that the breakfast club and who framed roger rabbit are among 25 movies tapped for preservation because thereof cultural and artistic importance. super bowl 51 is sunday, february 5. a staple of the big game are the entertaining commercials, one of the most popular are from doritos. for the first time they will be absent from the big game. t.j. holmes tells you why. >> reporter: he is eating doritos on my ultrasound. >> reporter: for the last 6 years they ranked as one of the most satisfies -- satisfying
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super bowl ads. freto is closing the window on. they said it did not fit with our marketing plan. >> this gives them a year off to think about what they might wanted to next if they want to come back for next year's game and reassess their strategy. >> put it back. ten years ago, fritto lay solicited commercial from amateur filmmakers to go head to head gains coke and bud light. >> are you just quoting independence day? >> reporter: they are not on the only veteran sponsor to sit on the sidelines.
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go daddy sat out last year, and pro yoda will not participate in super bowl as part of a strategy. >> you have to have something important to say because it will be overshadows by the ads around it. >> we already know she is extremely popular. we'll tell you about the new way to get everything taylor swift. hello darling. >> plus greeting customers with a song and dance, we'll introduce you to a jovaal greeter. meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. ♪ ♪ how else do you think he gets around so fast?
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after a about the same time fire forces them out into the night air. stuck in a deep freeze, bitter cold temperatures, snow and ice grip parts of the nation this morning. here at home we're tracking rain and wind before a plunge in the temperatures. meteorologist chris sowers is here now with a look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and he told you about that yummy buffet of weather yesterday. >> reporter: we have another scrumptious buffet today. a whole wide range of stuff expected today. let's get you outside, a live sky6 live hd beautiful shot look at this, dilworth park beautiful christmas tree.
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you can see the roads and everything are wet. expblghts really the only -- and that's really the only concern out there this morning, they are not slick, we're not seeing icing, temperatures in the 50s and 60s. even still, wet roads can be slick, drive slowly out there this morning. let's go over to double scan live we've set it in motion for you. there's the line we've been tracking all morning, getting closer to the delaware valley. it's raining in harrisburg and state college and williams port and wilks-berre scranton area. it's moving into the far western suburbs, in the immediate philadelphia area by 10:30 and it pushes out by 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. temperatures ahead of it warm, 51 in pottstown, 54 in saint davids. center city 59 degrees, remember the same time yesterday we were in the 20s and 30s, huge,
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huge change. glassboro, 58. gandys beach, 58. there's our first 60 showing up for dover. 57 in vineland and hammonton, closing in on 60. right now showing 59 degrees. forecast for today, rain developing in the next hour or so. again the window looks between 10:30 and 2:00 p.m. the front clears and becoming windy. the 60 degrees arrives by midday. look how quickly the numbers drop, in charleston the last hour, 62 degrees, now you're down to 36. that's what's moving in here overnight tonight. i'll have the details in the seven day forecast. >> this morning an arctic blast is causing dangerous conditions across the nation. taking a look at this here. it comes on the heels of snow and ice causing accidents and pileups in several states. eva pilgrim has all the details. >> reporter: from the rocky mountains to the east coast, millions of americans hit with dangerous winter weather.
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treacherous condition turning into war on the highway. watch as this tarng truck slides -- tanker truck slides off i-95 in baltimore and slipping on its side bursting into flames. two people were killed and 20 injured in a chain reaction crash that followed. the brutal weather blame for wreckings across the country. take a look at the 23 car pileup in virginia. temperatures taking a nose dive, 50-degree drop in texas and new mexico as a strong cold front brings an arctic chill from texas to wisconsin. >> looks like 13 inches. >> reporter: major airports taking a huge hit on what was expected to be a record holiday travel season. take a look at this plain sliding off owe heir runway landing -- hair runway landing
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in the grass hundreds are stranded for the holidays. >> a fast-moving fire has left four people out of a home in port richmond section. the action cam on the 2700 block of kensington avenue before 2:00 a.m. firefighters contained the fire to the basement. however, smoke and water spread to the upper floors and damaged parents. four people living in those apartments were able to escape unharmed. the cause of the fire is under investigation. philadelphia police trying to right now to track down two thieves who robbed two banks at gunpoint this weekend. they released the surveillance pictures right here of the suspects. police say the two men held up the citizens bank on germantown avenue yesterday morning, then at noon, police say they held up the td bank on ridge avenue in roxborough. nobody was hurt in either robbery. from our new jersey newsroom a former north jersey police officer previously accused of exposing himself is
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charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in the bathroom. miller who denied the allegations resign from the police force last year after pleading guilty to charges that he exposed himself to five young men during traffic stops. this morning we continue to track the transition to the donald trump white house, tomorrow it becomes official with the electoral college casting its vote for president. this all comes as trump wraps up his thank you tour with a rally in alabama. it comes amid issues involving foreign affairs. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: donald trump arriving in alabama for the final stop of his thank you tour. over 8 stops he relives his election night victory. >> donald trump and his great
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movement is president of the united states. >> reporter: with his inauguration still a month away, trump is already facing foreign policy challenges. this morning his team sending mixed messages to china hours after chinese officials said they would return a seized u.s. drone. trump told them to keep it tweeting we should tell china we don't want the drone they stole back. earlier trump condemned china for taking the drone calling it an unprecedented act. after chinese officials agreed to return the drone, trump spokesman gave the president-elect credit saying trump gets it done. pentagon said the matter was resolved between u.s. and china. >> we are going to have a new policy, it's called america first. >> reporter: he had no comment saturday about allegations that russian president putin
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interfered to help trump win. on n and l a visit -- on snl a visiting putin she shed light oe american president. trump blasted the electoral college as is a disaster for democracy, now he is praising the process. >> i never appreciated it until now, how genius it was what they had in mind. >> that was abc's mary bruce with that report. >> president obama and the first family are in hawaii for their christmas and new year vacation. they arrived in honolulu. president spent the day golfing with long time friend and three aids. he is not planning any public efforts with the exception of a visit to pearl harbor to mark the 75th anniversary with the japanese attack that took america into world war ii.
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japanese president will join president obama to become the first japanese leader to visit the site. police in arkansas say a 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in a road rage incident. that boy was in the back seat of the car on a shopping trip with his grandmother. a gunman opened fire because the grandmother was not moving fast enough at a stop sign. >> i have no information to say that anyone in this family has done anything to cause this young person's life. this is about as frustrate as you can be as a public safety official or just a plain citizen. >> nobody has been arrested, but police are looking for an orderly model black chevy. last month in little rock a girl died in a drive-by shooting. number was arrested in that case. the man who invented the heimlich manuver has died. he was born in wilmington,
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delaware, in 1920. he died of a heart attack at the age of 96. his invention is believed to have saved thousands of lives. thousands of people packed the ohio state university auditorium to pay their final respects to john glen who died at the age of 95. vice president joe biden who worked closely with glen while they were in the u.s. senate gave the eulogy. >> john was one of the happiest people i ever knew. think about it. one of the happiest people i ever knew. he had that infectious smile even when things looked like everything was crashing down, john would walk into the office or caucus with that big smile on that place, i wonder where in the hell has he been, what just he did not hear what i just heard? >> vice president joe biden remembering a legend.
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in 1962 glen became the first american to orbit the earth and in 1993. he became the oldest person in space at the age of 77. 9:40, this is not merry news, but gas prices are rising steadily due to the owe protect oil agreement last month. the average 2.24. in philadelphia, it will cost you 2.41. no change from a week ago, but up seven cents in a month. in new jersey it's costing drivers 2.27 a gallon. delaware has the lowest prices in the tri-state area, 2.23 a gallon. no change in a week, but up 14 cents in a month. >> before you ship off the holiday gives there's an app that gives them a personalize touch. >> boy he loves his job, we'll
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introduce you to the home depot employee who greets you with a song. let it snow, just not here, parts of the northeast looks like a winter wonderland this weekend. this is a live shot of penns landing, no snow at all, wet roads because we had rain and fog this morning, meteorologist chris sowers says we'll hit 06 today and then cold returns. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we see you after the break. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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football. they put out a call for help, the fans helped out, they grabbed their shoves and got to work. they were paid ten dollars an hour and free tick to the upcoming game. the bills host the browns later today. would you do that? >> reporter: i would shovel for free. >> come to my yard and -- >> reporter: if you like watching football in the snow and cold, it's not going to be snowing in chicago, but the coldest game ever played at soldier field 2 degrees. green bay packers and the bears. i'll guarantee you'll see someone without a shirt on, you always see it. there's the view as we get you outside, we'll show you what's going on, looking live over the cij. commodor barry bridge, lots of clouds out there this morning. winds are picking up out of the south warming temperatures in the 250s and 60s.
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double scan live we continue to watch the radars closely. we're waiting for the rain off to the west. we zoom into the lehigh valley. there's allentown and bethlehem. farther to the west there's pottstown right there. all this racing off to the east. very, very light no frozen precipitation with it, very light rain, but adding to the misery in the lehigh valley this morning. visibility down to less than a half mile. kind of stuck in the muck, so to speak. it's only 39. the warm air has not made it into the lehigh valley. i don't know if it will. 59 in philadelphia. 39 in in in allen to -- allentown. let's say you top out around 41, 42. upper 50s, low 60s for everybody else. next couple of hours it wouldn't surprise me if someone hit 61 or 62 with the strong southerly breezes. this is the 24 hour temperature change, what you're looking at,
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philadelphia is 27 degrees warm are than the same time yesterday. dover, 29 degrees warmer. millville, 25 degrees warmer. trenton and atlantic city and wildwood, as well. 26 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday when we had all that ice and snow and temperatures in the 20s and 30s. now, again the warm front is lifted like this right about there, we're in the warm sector of this storm. now, the cold air is quickly charging in again, that's why we're seeing the tail end of the line of precipitation turnover to a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. look at the windchills, look at the difference, 300 miles between philadelphia and pittsburgh. near 60 in philadelphia. feels like 21 in pittsburgh. 17 in buffalo. charles it was in the 60s now it feels like 28 degrees. that's the colder air heading this way. you will feel it this evening, and tomorrow morning when the windchills bottom out in the low to mid teens in the philadelphia area. here's future tracker 6.
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10:30 a.m. here comes the rain, stealed to occasionally heavy for a time. by 2:00 p.m. it's basically threw it is at that point where we start to see the temperatures take a nose dive. tomorrow looks clearer, we'll call it partly sunny, but temperatures will be brisk and cold. for today we'll see a period of rain between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. otherwise it's mild, patchy fog up to the north. 60 degrees for philadelphia. millville, 62 for dover, 60 in cape may. toms river, 59. trenton, 56. you can see how the temperatures tail off, close to 06, 3, 44. 6:00 p.m., windchills in the 20s and it continues to fall overnight tonight. as a matter of fact outlying areas could get into the teens tonight, 18 in reading, philadelphia, 25. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 60 degrees today, 35 degrees for tomorrow. windchills all day stuck in the
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20s, bundle up in layers if you're going to be outdoors. tuesday is chilly, as well. the first day of winter we start warming up. 46 degrees for wednesday, 47 for thursday, christmas day looks like 50 and maybe rain. doesn't appear we'll have a white christmas, but it will be better than 68 that we hit last year. >> that's when you're supposed to get snow on christmas. >> reporter: that's what i am saying i want a white christmas. sends me 0 to buffalo. >> you can find the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and live look at double scan radar anytime of the day on our website head to 6abc.com/weather. 9:47 in florida, a home depot greeter is taking hospitality to a whole new level. people are loving it. >> we want to welcome you here today. >> reporter: he greets customers entering the fort meyers store three days a week.
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he doesn't just say hello he sings to everyone. he says he likes bringing joy to everybody's day. >> just my imagination, all day everyday. i love to smile. hello darling. >> hello. what a wonderful way to come into the store. he is just delightful. >> how can you not love that, chris start singing to me when i come into work. he has been greeting customers at the home depot with the songs for five years. some say that's the reason they keep coming back.
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morning, a new app to help you with your holiday shipping. the postal service launched an app for sender and recipients. if you send a gift using priority mail you can send a multimedia greeting to the recipient. those on the other end can send a thank you to the sender. there are new smart running shoes that will help you know if you're ready for a workout or not. you have to slip on the shoes and jump 6 times. the sensors in the shoe will read for muscle fatigue. apple let's you know if you're good to go or rest. the smart running shoes will cost $160. if you can not get enough berks county native taylor swift music than this is for you.
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at&t has launched what it called the ultimate experience for every swift fan. taylor swift is an on demand video experience for direct tv and at&t wireless customers divided into 14 chapters that include concerts and behind the scene videos a special website has been set up where fans can look at her videos by chapter. we are back back in a bit. >> turning to sports,
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philadelphia boxing legend bernard hopkins has ended his career with a loss, he fought
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joe smith junior last night. he was going for the title of international light heavyweight in the 8th round. smith scored a tko when he knocked hopkins through the ropes. hopkins 351 years old, smith, 28. hospital kings said -- hopkins said his bought was his final one. here's jeff skeverski with the sports. >> reporter: dumb mistakes is what jordon matthew has said has been the problem this year. baltimore has not been too kind to rookies. a rookie quarterback has not won a single game down there. wentz and the eagles hope to snap out of the four game losing streak. they have not won a road game in nearly 3 months. they need a million things to go right to make the playoffs. >> the season has not played
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out the way we envisioned going into the season. we feel like we could end the season on a high no note and build momentum going into next year. the odds are ridiculous, but there's a chance per se. >> baltimore is in in a must-wn situation. it's a way to set us up and build chemistry. how about the flyers you didn't think they would go the rest of the season undefeated. jake borachek admits just that, his attitude we'll start another ten game winning streak on monday. flyers they need lights out, last night the lights go out on their ten game winning streak. flyers up one-zip when have not lost a game when leading after 1 until this one. steve mason gets beat twice on rebounds in the second and the third. flyers lost 3-1.
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it is their first loss in more than three weeks. >> it's been about the two points every night. that's what i am concerned with tonight and our guys will be as well. two pottstown available going -- points going into third period we came up a little bit short. sixers play tonight the nets let's see nerlens noel gets after a season and career low 8 minutes last time out. >> a new mexican arm -- artist has put a native american mark on the star wars saga. they were two of the first moviegoers in new mexico to see rogue one. he has produced personal art pieces on the star wars theme. his storm trooper helmet has bear claws and eagle feathers representing the force of nature. he hopes his works will help
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star wars fans get a better idea of native american culture. pilots are saying that your holiday packages may not arrive to their destinations in time. we'll have the details on why. what started as an innocent gift to a young girl has spread to other police departments across the region and farther. those stories and more, plus, meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" returns.
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>> good morning it is 10:00 a.m., sunday, december 18. in time news a heartbreak for a philadelphia family, their beloved pets are dead after a fire ravages two homes overnight. >> victims fight back in two separate crimes involving gun-toting robbers this weekend. >> the eagles hope to turn things around when they face the ravens in baltimore this afternoon. >> first, it's a soggy and windy start to your sunday. >> sky6 live hd looking at philadelphia international airport. we just checked on flights, airport is reporting delays of less than a half-hour. check before you leave home if you have to fly or pick up someone. if you're heading out this hour take your umbrella and hold on to your hat. we're in store for a
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rollercoaster in the temperature. meteorologist chris sowers at the "action news" big board with a look at accuweather. >> reporter: good morning, nydia. temperatures are 25 to 30 degrees warmer than the same time yesterday when we were dealing with all the ice and snow. big, big changes have arrived thanks to a warm front which purged through. it hadn't made it all the way up to the lehigh valley just yet, but everybody else south of let's say the pennsylvania turnpike, already upper 50s, low 60s. it's nice out there. here comes the rain, this is the cold front we switched it over to a frozen precipitation on the backside, and temperatures crash. we're in store for a wide range of weather today. we'll see a lot of everything. 38 degrees in allentown. close to 60 for philadelphia. there's the warm front it's right about there, but it's not pushing any farther to the north. it kind of stalled. looks like allentown and most of the lehigh valley is probably as warm as you'll get, maybe a couple of degrees warmer that's it. 60 for millville and atlantic city.
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watch whams these windchills -- what happens, these are windchills. we're near 60 now, by 2:00 p.m. it will feel like 40 in philadelphia. 30 in reading, 6:00 p.m., 30 in philadelphia, 21 in reading. again these windchills. the numbers get colder and colder over the next 12 to 24 hours, that's tomorrow morning, it feels like the teens across the delaware delaware and lehigh valleys. it will get blustery and cold, don't let that 60 degrees fool you. it comes very early. when i come back we'll talk about how long the cold air lasts and we'll have a sneak preview for the christmas forecast. >> stay with 6abc.com/weather throughout the day always the rain moves through the delaware and lehigh valleys. remember you have access to storm tracker 6 live radar to track the rain, plus, check in with our meteorologists on social media on facebook and twitter for updates. a frankford family is
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dealing with tragedy. they are not only out of a home but lost two beloved pets in fire. one pet was a rescue given a new life. annie mccormick heartbreaking for this family, what are you learning? >> reporter: and gray, that dog brandy we are told the owen rescued from spca the dog was unable to walk when the owner rescued him and nursed him back to life. that dog died in the blaze. take a look at the video from the fire. it was a quick-moving fire. the brock out in the 4200 block of orchard after 11:00 p.m. crews arrived to heavy fire and smoke. no civilian or firefighter suffered injury. they did find several pellets alive in one home next-door where they believe the fire began. 4249 where the blaze did begin, the homeowner was not home at
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the time, but his 14-year-old cat and dog both died. that is according to the family. fire officials say they had issues fighting the fire because live wires fell into the street. >> it's unfortunate situation when someone's house catches fire during the christmas period, but companies made a good effort in getting everyone out an making sure sure that the fire didn't extend to neighbors, we have red cross here and we're working with peco and police, just unified toafort make sure we're take -- effort to make sure we're taking care of the citizens that the fire affected. >> reporter: now, where the blaze began, obviously that home is destroyed. the next-door neighbor has a lot of damage to their house, they are unable to stay there. also the home on the other side of where they believe the fire began has damage on the side, as well. we are talking to several other people who were affected, at least seven people are now getting help from the red cross
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and we'll have more coming up at noon from the family next-door and how they were affected by the fire, as well. reporting live in frankford, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> so sad, annie, thank you. fire officials in trenton are investigating a deadly blaze. firefighters were called to the units block of sanford street at 3:30 a.m. once the flames were doused they found a man in his 50s on the second floor. the home was believed to be vacant. the cause is under investigation. a man and his elderly mother safely escaped their burning home in wynnfield. firefighters were called to the 5600 block of wynnfield avenue. it took 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control. the man and his mother were not injured. the cause is under investigation. new information to tell you about this morning, handicapped residents were stuck on the ground floor of their fairhill apartment building in north philadelphia early this morning.
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both elevators were broken in the public housing structure. one resident said this is nothing new. the action cam at the scene shortly after the second elevator broke down around 2:00 a.m. one of the individuals was stuck is a handicapped man. he said the he will are a continuing nuisance. >> this doesn't happen at the other building this is the only buildings it is happening to. >> we're told it took three hours for housing authority police to reach a crew that came and repaired one of the elevators. he was finally able to get to his apartment after 6:00 a.m. this morning, philadelphia police are investigating two separate incidents in which would would be rob robbers were shot by the people they are starting. this is wellington street in northeast philadelphia. a pizza delivery driver was approached by a 19-year-old man
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last night. the delivery driver shot and hit the suspect and he was taken to einstein. a 30-year-old robber entered the auto shop wearing a mask anne gloves. he confronted an employee with a gun and demanded cash. he was shot trying to make a getaway. >> he was shot by a second employee with a handgun and license to carry. this male, whether he realized that the store was robbed or not, fired shots at the robber. >> police say the second employee shot the robber three times in self-defense after the suspect pointed the gun at him. the suspect was taken to penn presbyterian in stable condition. the time 10:07. a montgomery man who was out of prison for less than a week is back behind bars this morning accused of killing his aunt.
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28-year-old matthew wertz junior is charged with murder of 16-year-old katherine juan wanamaker. she responded to screams and barking dog. they found the body with nearly 40 stab wounds and police say wertz was trying to hurt himself. there could be a revamp of statewide grading systems, future ready p-a index. designed to give a looking at how the states 500 districts are doing, standardized testing will play less of a role with other indicators being more important. the annual score is basted on student -- based on student performance in standardized
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tests. pilots for am zone used the company's trademark review format to give a one star rating to the union contract. amazon reassured shoppers despite the battle with the union, packages will be delivered. they went on strike last month and ordered back to work. it was a busy day at shopping centers, what retailers call super saturday. the king of prussia mall was a beehive of shoppers many carrying multiple bags, many enjoyed the connector helping them to shop both sides without going outside. one dad said this was a special trip. >> reporter: could be overwhelming. >> busiest shopping day of the year, my daughter turning 16
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years old legally able to drive, a little more than overwhelming. >> reporter: at the philadelphia premium outlet's, the mood was low keyed. the shoppers were determined to cross off as much as they could from their gift lists. >> jordon matthews, eagles wide receiver said the team has been derailed by dumb mistakes. he said it's time to correct those mistakes and finish strong against the ravein's. carson wentz will start, he will be starting behind a banged up over fencive line. he is one of the most hit and sacked quarterbacks in the nfl. >> appears we have a new multimillionaire in the delaware valley. a powerball sold in the state of delaware matched all six numbers. if you missed the numbers, 1, 8, 16, 40, 48, the powerball was
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10. wednesday answer drawing will be worst -- wednesday's drawing will be worth $40 million. it is a holiday card touching hearts worldwide. we'll we'll tell you how a family created this card thousands of miles away. now looking live through sky6 live hd, spring mountain, meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, when we come right back. >> a woman is dead e
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others were hurt when a large ukraine eucalyptus tree fell on a we go party. one injured is a 4-year-old girl in critical condition. several people were trapped after the tree fell at a park yesterday. bad weather is being blamed for roof collapse at a popular restaurant downtown indianapolis, indiana. 55 people were inside the buildings when the roof gave way. everybody got out without being injured. icy conditions on the washington, d.c. beltway caused a deadly crash. the chain reaction pileup happened north of the capitol. a man was killed walking from his car and getting hit by another vehicle. must have the road was closed
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until salt trucks and warmer weather melted the ice. the state got snow and the temperatures plummeted to 35 below. this morning, temperatures rose to a balmy 19 below. it will get warmer as the day goes on. tonight, temperatures are expected to reach a high of 9 below. i could not live there. as much as i love the snow and cold, that's a little -- when i lived in chicago, for three years, there was a day i walked to work in a 35 below windchill. it was less than a mile. it was down michigan avenue. i was freezing. >> warm here today. it's nice and warm this morning, as we look live on sky6 live hd. the warm front punched through, there's a beautiful shot in cape may. we have a little bit of clearing, sun trying to peek through, but the clouds on the increase, as we flip it over to the radar rs -- radars, here it
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comes, the next round ever moisture showing up across the far western suburbs. this is the cold front, even though we're close to 60 degrees right now, the afternoon the numbers will drop off a cliff. you can see the lighter shades of green. there is reading, lancaster, 322 merging on to the pennsylvania turnpike, light stuff, but enough to dampen the roads again. if you're traveling out to the west, take your time because there could slick spots, but it wouldn't be caused by ice, just wet roads. 59 in philadelphia. wilmington, 59. look at the 60s showing up. 60 in millville, dover and atlantic city. the warm front has stalled south of allentown where they are in the 30s, the cold dense air is having difficulty budging.
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you'll go up to 40, 41, you won't get into the 60s like everybody's. winds speeds from the south, 15 to 20 miles per hour. 18 in philadelphia. 16 in trenton. that's in advance of the approaching cold front which stretches from new england all the way down into the deep south, the dixie south. eastern portions of kentucky and tennessee they are seeing snow and ice from this system right now. lots of rain for central pennsylvania and that's what's heading this way during the late morning hours into the first part of the afternoon. we'll stop the clock at 11:00 a.m., you can see rain for most of the philadelphia area, looks like the shore is in the clear at this point. 2:00 p.m., the heaviest stuff is off the coast, still raining for i-95 corridor, lighter rain, 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., the precipitation pulls out to sea. the numbers bottom out. look at the numbers to the west, gray you paying attention to this, 24 degrees.
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you know why i keep showing them [laughter]. look at these numbers, 6 below in omaha. these are windchills in chicago. feels like 3 in dallas. dallas, texas three degrees, that cold air drops into mexico. that's the air mass heading this way. rain developing between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the rest of the day is dry, windy, 60 degrees that is the forecasted high. you can see we hit that early and the numbers tank, 56 by 1:00 p.m. 45 by 3:00 p.m. down to 39 degrees by 5:00 p.m. windchills in the 20s, overnight tonight, when you wake up tomorrow morning, that's the temperature across the western suburbs, 18. it's 60 right now. 25 degrees across the outlying suburbs, yes be often look out for icy patches. if you have puddles they will refreeze overnight tonight because of how quickly the temperatures drop off.
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the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 60 degrees by midday today, falling by afternoon, 35 and cold on monday, windchills in the 20s. tuesday is cold. wednesday is milder. thursday is mild. looks like christmas eve and christmas day, not going to be the 60s and 70s like last year, upper 40s, low 50s. it began as an innocent gift from a five-year-old girl, now it has become a symbol for police and rescue across the area. >> reporter: what could a police officer and 5-year-old girl possibly be talking about? >> you remember your moose? yeah. >> reporter: a moose, of course. this bugged friendship started with of all things a routine traffic stop. a couple of weeks ago, tall minute son police officer pulled
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over the mother of four with an expired tag. >> there was a little girl in the back who was giving me a moose? >> what did you tell mommy you hope it will keep people safe? >> reporter: ah-huh. that stuff animal has a name and growing popularity on facebook. >> mr. moosey. >> reporter: and quite a purpose. >> instead of keeping it in my car for my safety, i would see about sending them around to other police officers to keep them safe. so far mr. moosey as visited the abington police department and the second alarmers in willow grove, hazleton and hershey to meet with cadets. next he is going international. he'll be going off to italy, soon. it's proof that the smallest among us can have the biggest of
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impacts yes, even if it comes in the form of a small moose. >> i was amazed that a little kid at such a young age could have an understanding of what a small gesture could mean to anybody. >> mr. moosey still has quite a lot of traveling to do, you can follow his journey at his facebook page on our website 6abc.com. reporting in towamencin township, jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." be >> all right your time,
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10:21 a.m., time to check out what's going viral in the social corner. this is when we chat about the images everybody is talking about from facebook and youtube abbey more. >> in south jersey it's time to get christmas cheer from the goats. they are dressed as santa's elv es as they tour the tractor supply store. they created this video which went viral with more than 6 million views. not baaaad. for a couple of elves. >> if your neighbors have super awesome holiday decorations you can't top them, what do you do? how about this. this family in lancaster county had a novel idea they created
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the word did it tow in lights -- ditto and point it the toward their neighbor's home. this christmas card has gone viral. air force sergeant is deployed in iraq. his wife and four children are in colorado springs. together they created this magical card with him holding a sign that says that says merry and her says christmas. there's one of them kissing, they said they hope this brings comfort to those operated by employment. what a great card. >> tell us what you think about these videos by going to our facebook and twitter. >> meteorologist chris sowers has another check of the the exclusive accuweather five-day forecast.
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inside story is coming up later on 6abc, here's matt o'donnell with a preview. >> reporter: hello guys, i hope you're having a great sunday. coming up our interview with chris koons who met with trump in trump tower, what they talked about coming up on inside story. speaking of trump, his thank you tour continues. he talks about how he won the state for the first time since
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1988 as a republican. he seems to have plans for re-election. he mentioned that whole idea about russia trying to impact our election. plus, mayor kenny's first year in office as mayor in philadelphia. all coming up on inside story at 11:30 a.m. >> time to check the forecast with chris we've been up and down what are we doing now? >> reporter: we're up right now, we're going down. this is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we're sitting at 60 degrees at this hour, by 5:00 p.m., we're down to 38, 39 with windchills in the 20s. we're hitting our high before midday. the numbers tank off. expect a period of rain between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. christmas eve and christmas day looks seasonable 40s and 50s. this week with george stephanopoulos next on 6abc. "action news" continues at noon. here's some of the stories we're working on for you, snow, ice and rain making a mess of
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holiday travel we'll have an update. digital assistance for one of the hottest got to have for grown ups this holiday. consumer reports tell you how they stack up. for gray hall, chris sowers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm nydia han, have a great morning we'll see you back here at noon.
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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. red alert. >> the message will be directly received by the russians. >> president obama promising retaliation against russia. >> we need to take action and we will. >> the president-elect. >> they have no idea if it's russia or china. >> continuing to clash with the intelligence community. did the kremlin want trump in the white house? >> not much happens in russia without vladimir putin. >> after unprecedented foreign this morning complete coverage. our exclusive with dnc chair donna brazile. how is the party working to recover after those devastating hacks? and the former cia director advising president-elect trump.

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